Two players with solid histories, but bad 2016s, are on the MLS market for nearly free. Mix Diskerud (Hudson River Blue) and Jack McInerney (Stumptown Footy) were both bought out this week. They could be available for as little as the veteran minimum, but the Seattle Sounders are not interested, even at a greatly reduced price.
“Both those guys are on huge contracts, so we would certainly not claim either one of them off waivers, because if you do that, you have to pick up the full contract. Look, we’re always talking to agents and representatives. If there’s a scenario where those numbers come way down, then maybe that’s something you explore. Honestly, neither of those guys is at a position we would consider a position of need right now,” President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey said on Thursday. “Yes, we’re looking. Yes, we’re going to continue to try and sign guys. But again, we don’t feel a lot of pressure to do that right now.”
Seattle has open roster spots, filling only 25 after today’s signings. They probably do not have much cap room, especially with their intent to add a DP at some point during the season. Future signings are likely to be veterans or youth players at the minimum, either on the wings or in defense.